[MPlayer-users] Errors when running gmplayer command

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Feb 2 20:54:04 CET 2003

On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 05:21:01PM +0100, Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Sunday, 02 February 2003, Thomas Hulslander wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > Upon running $ gmplayer from a command line I get the following:
> [...]
> > New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.
> > Please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf).
> > subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
> > 
> > It looks to me like files are missing and/or permissions are incorrect.
> > Can anyone offer suggestions?
> Yes. You need to put your own font file supported by freetype (a TTF or
> Type1 font will do) at the above location, or install one of the font RPMs.
> I see this is a problem. I guess I'll have to include some font(s) in next
> release. Can anyone suggest a freely distributable font(s) for
> inclusion?

Yes, Nimbus Sans (n019003l.pfb) or Nimbus Sans Narrow (n019043l.pfb)
from the URW fonts collection (included with modern ghostscript) looks
very nice and is basically a clone of Helvetica (same thing Arial is
cloned from, but Arial is a bad/ugly clone, IMO :).


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